Edward James, eccentric, rich through inheritance (American railroad and mining) loved orchids and after finding his special place in the jungles of Mexico and after fleeing England, cultivated tens of thousands of orchids there. Unfortunately after a trip to New York, that part of Mexico received a freak snow storm and destroyed all his lovely orchids. This place meant so much to Edward James so he decided to replace the orchids with something the weather couldn't destroy, so in 1962 he dedicated much of his life and fortune to building spectacular series of concrete sculptures amid the luscious vegetation of Las Pozas, his vast estate in a tropical rain forest high in the Sierra Madre Oriental mountains near the tiny town of Xilitla. Our drive to his site took us again high into the mountains using the very narrow , winding, HEAVILY forested, LOW and DENSE tropical rain forest. Once we found our turn, we had to endure a road(?) of rock, mud, HOLES filled and not filled with rainwater for just over a mile of pure white-knuckle driving (??). There were many times I had to fully stop just to keep the camper on the bed of the truck... Was it worth it? I'll let these pictures "try" to show you... Edward James died in 1984.